Baby Feeding

From formula feeding to weaning, we’ve got you. Explore expert advice and real stories from real mamas on Peanut.

From the community

Recent discussions
All
More

Follow on milk, And Dummies

Hey girls, so my LB is 6 months next week- i was wondering when he turns 6 months does he go onto follow on milk, or does he stay on infant. And his dummies are currently 2-6 months, when he turns 6 months do i change them to 6 months? Thank you so much for any advice xxx photo of george so we don’t get lost 🤣🤣💙

J
2
5

Rapid cool

Hi ladies, does anyone use this? Am I just being stupid what is the grey one used for 😂 is that for the hot water and then obviously the rapid cool to cool it. I genuinely think I’ve still got baby brain… please somebody help a mumma out. It’s so I don’t worry if I’m out with my daughter for so long and I can make…

M
0
11

Hot water tap for bottles

I went to a friends house a few weeks ago and they have one of those fancy instant hot water taps and a cold distilled tap by her sink. I wasn’t sure if it was ok to use to make a bottle, so just stuck to my flask of boiled water. They laughed at me, but LO was only 3 weeks old at the time and I was trying to do eve...

A
0
3

Vits

What vits can I buy from the shops to give my LG as she’s not fully drinking enough of her bottles - she’s teething bad and full of cold so no wonder! But want to make sure she’s getting what she needs

C
0
5

Cold water to cool bottle

Can I put some cold water into babies bottle to cool it? I’ve read on a Reddit you can but unsure. Baby is screaming their head off and it’s way too warm

Incognito
0
2

Do you need to sterilize a new bassinet?

Just ordered my babies bassinet it comes tomorrow. Do I need to sterilize it and if so how would I go about doing that?

W
1
9

5 months old - how much formula should he be having?

My little boy will be 5 months in a couple of days and is formula fed. He is having 5 180ml (6oz) bottles a day, maybe 6 sometimes… is this enough? He’s never really given us feeding cues, only really at night time, just worried he’s not getting enough but he’d let me know surely? He hasn’t been weighed in a while b...

R
0
5

Baby instant poop while feeding😩

My 3w old baby instant poops while being fed- we do breastfeeding and formula since my supply is not huge and he just increase his Intake (1.5to almost 4oz) - he started to do this (pooping while eating) over the weekend and we switched to lactose-free formula cause he was very gassy - it went a little bit better bu...

M
1
7

Hot shot method - 8oz?

I’ve been using the hot shot method for my boy’s bottles, he’s currently on 7oz but going to move up to 8oz. For 7oz I am doing a 3oz hot shot with 4oz of cooled boiled water. What volume hot shot are people using for 8oz bottles please? 😊

G
0
1

Infacol

Anyone used Infacol? My 8 wk LO is soooo gassy every feeding. Any review with infacol? Side effects?

A
0
8

Bottle Feeding

My little girl is 11 weeks and has recently started fussing during feeding time. I upped the teat as the flow was to slow for her so now on mam size 2 and the flo seems fine but the last couple of days she keeps turning her head to the right and spitting the teat out but then crying that she wants the bottle back is...

Incognito
1
1

Calpol use within timeframe?

Once opened how long is calpol good for? It doesn't actually say on the leaflet

Incognito
0
3

Bad feeding!

My 5 month old is not interested in milk at the moment. Taking barely 3oz every 4/5 hours!! He normally has 4/5oz every 2! Is anyone else’s baby like this atm? So worried about him dehydrating

Incognito
0
4

Ounces in a day

Have you ever fed your child more than the recommended ounces of formula per day? My baby seems to be going through a growth spurt and has already had 12 oz of formula this morning, and it's only 9am. I feel like she will go over the 32 oz per day by the time I put her down for bed tonight. Has this happened to you,...

Incognito
0
2

Not having as much milk

My LG has not been having as many ounces in the last few weeks… she has 3 meals a day and sometimes snacks in between- I have been offering 4 bottles a day of 6-7oz and she’s only been having 3-4 oz sometimes only having an ounce! Is this how it should be? Or should I be worried?

L
0
2

Bottle teats

My little girl has been ebf and refused a bottle. Today she finally took to the bottle and we want to continue this with at least 1 bottle a day. We’re using maam bottles with a size 1 teat, because this is what we had. She’s 16 weeks old tomorrow, Is this the correct teat to use? Bottles are completely new to us, s...

Incognito
0
5
Fact-checked by experts

Fact-checked by experts

We work with acclaimed women’s health experts and leading voices in fertility, motherhood, and pregnancy
to ensure our content is medically reviewed, expert-approved, and written with care.

Learn more

From the Blog

Related articles
All
More
How Long is Formula Good For?

How Long is Formula Good For?

By Tassia Agatowski
A Nifty Guide to Bottle Feeding

A Nifty Guide to Bottle Feeding

By Tassia Agatowski
The Art of Formula Feeding On the Go: Tips, Tricks & Must-Haves

The Art of Formula Feeding On the Go: Tips, Tricks & Must-Haves

By Tassia Agatowski
How to Wean from Breastfeeding: Your Complete Guide

How to Wean from Breastfeeding: Your Complete Guide

By Catherine Craik
Why Do Babies Get Milk Drunk?

Why Do Babies Get Milk Drunk?

By Deborah Vieyra
When Can Babies Drink Water?

When Can Babies Drink Water?

By Keshia Sophia Roelofs
How Many Ounces Should a Baby Eat? Use This Chart

How Many Ounces Should a Baby Eat? Use This Chart

By Keshia Sophia Roelofs
Probiotics for Babies: What We Know So Far

Probiotics for Babies: What We Know So Far

By Keshia Sophia Roelofs
Can You Mix Breast Milk and Formula?

Can You Mix Breast Milk and Formula?

By Deborah Vieyra
When to Start Baby-Led Weaning

When to Start Baby-Led Weaning

By Deborah Vieyra
What is Baby-Led Weaning? Baby’s First BLW Foods

What is Baby-Led Weaning? Baby’s First BLW Foods

By Keshia Sophia Roelofs
Different Types of Baby Formula: How Do You Choose?

Different Types of Baby Formula: How Do You Choose?

By Keshia Sophia Roelofs
Milk Allergy in Babies: What You Need to Know

Milk Allergy in Babies: What You Need to Know

By Keshia Sophia Roelofs
What to Know About Peanut Butter for Babies

What to Know About Peanut Butter for Babies

By Keshia Sophia Roelofs
When Can Babies Have Honey?

When Can Babies Have Honey?

By Keshia Sophia Roelofs
Can Babies Eat Fish?

Can Babies Eat Fish?

By Team Peanut